Grenades were hurled at BJP Mandal President Jasbir Singh's residence on Thursday night, in which a 4-year-old child was killed and seven others were injured. The deceased is a nephew of the BJP leader and injured people are his family members.
"A child has died and seven others have been injured in the grenade attack. The incident took place around 9 pm on Thursday. The house is on the roadside. An FIR has been registered by the police," Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Shavan said. "We are investigating the reason for the attack," he added.
Tirath Singh, uncle of Jasbir Singh said, "Some family members were sitting outside to eat food. The lights went out around 9 pm that is when the grenade attack took place, and the power resumed a minute afterward. The four-year-old child died on the spot as he had a deep wound. Jasbir's mother was also injured."
He also alleged that some people had threatened to kill him and had visited the house. "We had informed the police about the threat. Security was deployed but was later taken back," said his uncle.
"It was a planned attack. Our movement was monitored," said Ramesh Singh, father of Jasbir Singh, who was also injured.
Jasbir's brother Balbir Singh said, "It was our routine to sit outside in the verandah. The family was casually sitting. Father was eating food. Mother was also here."
Singh resided at Khandli Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. The Deputy Commissioner said no terror organization has claimed the attack and the investigation is underway.
(With ANI Inputs)